Taught course

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Loughborough University · School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

An honours degree (good 2:1 of 65% or above, or equivalent international qualification) in sport and exercise science, psychology or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology degree is designed and delivered to prepare you for career pathways in sport and exercise psychology.

The programme moves beyond the fundamentals of psychological science by focusing on significant areas in the applied contexts of sport and exercise while providing a critical understanding of sport and exercise psychology.

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) through Accreditation Through Partnership, the programme is designed and delivered with a view to preparing students for practitioner career pathways or doctoral research and academic roles in sport and exercise psychology and sport and exercise science, with a focus on psychology.

The programme is supported by a large group of sport and exercise psychology staff who conduct cutting-edge research in their areas of expertise. Several also work as practitioners with with national governing sport bodies, individual athletes and professional teams. Their expertise include: group dynamics and leadership; social identity in sport and performance; mental health and wellbeing in elite sport; the coach-athlete relationship; eating disorders in sport; exercise in the management of mental health; resistance to performance breakdown; and motivation.

The programme targets significant areas of sport and exercise psychology packaged in the following modules: Introductory Qualitative and Quantitative Research; Self-Regulation in Sport and Exercise; Performance Psychology and Management; Psychology of Exercise for Clinical Populations; Mental Health in Sport and Exercise; Professional Practice in Sport Psychology; The Psychology of the Coach-Athlete Relationship; as well as a research project.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 226302